TREMENDOUS TURKEY OUTLOOK

Last spring, Michigan wild turkey hunters had a success rate close to 45%, which is simply fantastic. But just when I thought populations were reaching a peak, Mother Nature served up a pleasant surprise. Spring 2020 had an abundant poult hatch, and out of the deep...

the Search for Michigan’s GHOST CATs

You may have read the stories here or on social media platforms. Tantalizing and captivating claims from across Michigan: cougars seen wandering backyards in the suburbs around Detroit, black panthers skulking through farm fields, and attacks all over the state on...

CREEK STEELHEAD

Last fall, the steelhead runs in most rivers were on the light side despite having some timely rain events. We shall see whether the spring run will make up for the lack of fish during the fall and winter. If the run continues to be weak, targeting your fishing to...

Spring Deer Hunting

There’s never an offseason for serious hunters…   Of course, the 2021 whitetail season is half a year away right now, but hunters with consistent success each year on mature whitetail have one thing in common: they take no time off. No, I’m not talking...

Tribute to a True Woodsman

There are those certain and often rare individuals who inspire and impact, many times unintentionally, those who are fortunate enough to have been in the “wake” of their lives. There are those who silently stand tall yet speak loudly by the consistent and honorable...